Saturday, June 19, 2010

June 18th Update from Trey Summerlin

I received this e-mail yesterday from Trey who is currently living at the Guest House in Mirebalais:

Hey man, I'm doing really well. Frank's keeping me pretty busy, I've mostly been helping with medical teams that have come down and helping a Haitian guy Ricarto around the guest house. It's really beautiful; you won't believe it when you see it. I can't figure out how to send pictures on this thing but they're all on my facebook under mobile Uploads. I've been on dental for the past couple of days. Today the doctors from Cross Bridge saw more than 460 people not counting dental. It's been pretty awesome so far. We didn't get back till pretty late so I'm a little tired. I think I'm gonna head to bed. God bless, brother, say hey to Chris and Ben for me. 

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Dedication of the GCA Guest House!

I thought you might enjoy some pictures of the completion of the Great Commission Alliance Guest House at the Mirebalais property. The bottom picture was taken in February when Trey Summerlin, Gene Summerlin, Chris Tran and I did food distribution at the site. The second picture was taken in late March when our group of 34 traveled to Mirebalais. And the most recent picture was taken at the May 30th dedication of the Guest House.

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

NPR's "This American Life : #408 Island Time"

Recently I was driving up to Walthill to serve on the Omaha reservation.  I had two hours on my hands and a lot of beautiful Nebraska country in front of me as I traveled North on I-77.  I listened to a one-hour podcast put out by NPR's "This American Life."  This piece reflects on some of the complexities of implementing in Haiti what the typical American might think of as "simple business solutions" for productivity and growth.  It is a worthwhile, provocative and challenging piece, a must-hear for anyone interested in doing ministry in places like Haiti.  But it will involve a commitment of time (one hour).

You should can listen to it on streaming audio:

Otherwise, it is available for 99 cents on Itunes:

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Trey Summerlin Leaves for Haiti Tomorrow

Hi Friends,

Trey leaves for Haiti tomorrow.  He will spend a couple days in Ft. Lauderdale and then travel to Port-au-Prince and then Mirebalais.  Trey was with me in Haiti in early February.  He plans to serve in Haiti with Great Commission Alliance through August.  Trey's main responsibilities will be to accompany and serve various teams as they come to Haiti.  Please pray for Trey.  He asks prayer for wisdom and direction on how best to be a vessel of the Lord's love and mercy while he is in Haiti.

Thank you!